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"Be gone with you! ...You'll spoil my focus."
— Vamos

Vamos (鍛冶のバモス) is a character in Dark Souls. A reclusive, surly old skeleton, Vamos is a blacksmith by trade.

He is voiced by Daniel Flynn, who also voiced Solaire of Astora and the Giant Blacksmith.


The bottom of The Catacombs can be accessed from the spiraling staircase by falling onto a series of ledges and into a hole. Upon reaching him, he will open up a shortcut to the wheel skeleton valley.


Vamos is the blacksmith in The Catacombs. It might take a while to make it back out of the Catacombs from there and the Tomb of the Giants which proceeds after him is quite large, so his repair services may prove invaluable. He is also the only blacksmith that is able to upgrade weapons down the Fire (by default, can be enhanced after giving him the Large Flame Ember) and Chaos (after giving him the Chaos Flame Ember) paths.


Little to nothing is known about Vamos. No other character acknowledges his existence, let alone his past, as far as anyone knows. Aside from his antisocial remarks, the only information that can be gleaned of his previous life is the Royal Helm he possesses, which is hinted to belong to an ancient royal line.


Character information[]

Health and souls[]

Health Souls
944 1,916 1,000 4,000


Physical Defenses Elemental Defenses Resistances
Regular Defense Strike Defense Slash Defense Thrust Defense Magic Defense Fire Defense Lightning Defense Poison Toxic Bleed
268 201 268 335 206 181 288 S S S

These stats are sourced from FuturePress's Official Dark Souls Strategy Guide.


Item Wpn Hammer of Vamos
Hammer of Vamos
Royal Helm
Royal Helm
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  • Vamos claims that the Large Flame Ember is from New Londo, although it is located in the Demon Ruins.
  • "Vamos" means "we go" or "let's go" in Spanish and Portuguese; it is also a small town located in Crete, Greece.
  • His anvil has no weapon placed on it; he is essentially hammering away at nothing.
  • He has a distinct appearance compared to the other skeletons that are encountered throughout the Catacombs and the Tomb of the Giants, sporting a much stockier figure and a beard made out of bone.
  • In the Remastered version of the game, a warpable bonfire is present where Vamos resides.
  • Vamos' Royal Helm description, summed with the Gyrm Helm, and the race's definition found in the Dark Souls II Collector's Edition Guide may imply he belongs to Gyrm kind, explaining his stocky stature, his blacksmithing job, and his dismissive behavior towards the player.

Vamos Intro

The Chosen Undead meets Vamos